Palisades Convention Management (PCM) is a full-service event management company serving non-profit and association trade shows and conferences of all sizes. We have assisted clients for more than 30 years from our headquarters in New York City.
Our capabilities are comprehensive, and include strategy development, site selection, exhibit and sponsorship sales, registration management, conference programs and speaker management, financial controls and audited reports, as well as operations management that includes meeting logistics, on-site operations, and post-show follow-up. And we are flexible, so if a client elects to outsource portions of their event management, we welcome the opportunity.
Palisades Convention Management’s infrastructure supports a wide range of client needs in a changing digital world. Our clients are associations and non-profits with events in multiple sectors including high-tech, engineering, education, media, government and military. We can manage every detail from start to finish, whether for a small two-day annual meeting for a few hundred industry professionals, or a weeklong technical symposium and trade show held in one of the nation’s top convention centers, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees.
Clients partner with us because of our experience, expertise, and flexibility. We are PCI compliant, which ensures each financial transaction is securely handled. And because of our operational efficiencies, show management and staff are able to provide the highest level of customer service to clients, association members, exhibitors and attendees. Clients stay with us because of our performance, many for 15 to 20 years.
You can contact me any time with questions or suggestions. Bill Klein, President & CEO, Palisades Convention Management email@example.com; (212) 460-8090 x204
Bill Klein, CEO
Bill joined Palisades Convention Management in 1993. Bill wears dual hats, as President/CEO and Director Database Services. He specializes in harnessing the power of data and information intelligence from association and registration database software. Bill oversees technology upgrades that keep IT and show management capabilities state-of-the-art. Bill is a graduate of Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Communications.
Jenny Donelan, Vice President and Director of Communications
Jenny oversees publications, marketing, and general communications for Palisades. She also handles awards programs and a variety of special projects for PCM’s clients. Jenny began her journalism career as a reporter for The Village Times/Beacon, an award-winning local newspaper group based on the North Fork of Long Island. She later pivoted to technology publishing, working for Ziff-Davis as an editor for both PC Sources and PC Magazine. She is also a former editor for BYTE magazine, Computer Graphics World, and Information Display magazine. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and many other publications, including The Journal of Innovative Management, New Hampshire Home, and the National Ski Areas Association Journal. Jenny has a B.A. in English from Wellesley College.
Samantha Tola, Director of Conferences
Sam began working at Palisades Convention Management in 2013. Since that time, she has steadily taken on new responsibilities, and now oversees the planning of client conferences, symposia, and meetings. Sam also handles site selections for events managed by PCM. She specializes in database management/reporting and registration database software.
Jim Buckley, Director of Sales
Jim joined Palisades Convention Management in 2013. He has more than 25 years of trade show sales, sales management and group show management experience with Reed Exhibitions, United Business Media and the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He has sold Top 100 Tradeshows in up and down economies, and one of Jim’s shows remained on the nation’s Top 50 Fastest Growing shows for five consecutive years. Jim uses a consultative sale style, which builds strong and lasting business relationships that benefit our clients. Jim has a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.
Diane Miller, Finance Manager
Diane joined Palisades Convention Management in 2018 with more than 15 years’ experience in finance. She started her career with Arthur Anderson, then moved to Morgan Stanley, where she served as controller and chief financial officer for several businesses, including custody, equity finance, and prime brokerage. Her time at Morgan Stanley included working in London for more than three years. Diane left Morgan Stanley to become the chief administrative officer of Lehman Brothers’ global prime brokerage business. She earned her B.S. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.